London Passenger Transport Board

London Passenger Transport Board
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London Passenger Transport Area
Formation1933 (London Passenger Transport Act 1933)
Extinction1948 (Transport Act 1947)
TypePublic body
PurposeTransport authority
Headquarters55 Broadway, Westminster, London
Region served
London and within 30 miles (48 km) of Charing Cross

The London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) was the organisation responsible for local public transport in London and its environs from 1933 to 1948. In common with all London transport authorities from 1933 to 2000, the public name and brand was London Transport.


The LPTB was set up by the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 enacted on 13 April 1933.[1] The bill had been introduced by Herbert Morrison, who was Transport Minister in the Labour Government until 1931. Because the legislation was a hybrid bill it had been possible to allow it to 'roll over' into the new parliament under the incoming National Government. The new government, although dominated by Conservatives, decided to continue with the bill with no serious changes, despite its extensive transfer of private undertakings into the public sector.[citation needed] On 1 July 1933 the LPTB came into being, covering the "London Passenger Transport Area".[1]